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Beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson,for usatoday.com, highlights the frequent problem of winter dandruff.

Winter brings out the dark sweaters and jackets, causing white flakes to be showcased.  Many times a build up of styling products is to blame, not a medical condition. But all conditions are worsened by dry indoor heating.  In order to solve the problem, if styling products are to blame, do the following:

  • Try going without gels, serums and sprays for a couple of days (Gels are usually the culprit).
  • Add a moisturizing hair mask twice a week.
  • Try switching to moisturizing creams and balms.

If dandruff is an every day occurrence you may be suffering from a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. Try these solutions:

  • Try a medicated shampoo.
  • Alternate between shampoo containing zinc pyrithicone and one that contains salicylic acid.

Finally in order to mask any dandruff try these ideas:

  • Scramble your part, a more casual part won’t focus attention on your scalp.
  • Tousle your hair, a looser more undone look will conceal flakes.
  • Don’t over think it, wear white or ivory to camouflage the flakes.
  • Go lighter, dark hair shows more flakes so choose a lighter tone.

Read more beauty tips at yourbeautylife.usatoday.com.

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  • Condition, condition, condition: In the winter month’s peoples hair tends to dry out because of dryer weather and the heat inside. Trap moisture in by doing a weekly deep conditioner, add leave-in conditioner to your routine and add conditioner to your ends before you shampoo.
  •  Reduce your washing: Washing strips your hair of important nutrients. By washing your hair every-other day you will be able to retain more moisture and reduce frizz. Instead, add a conditioning only treatment or a dry shampoo to your regimen on your off days.
  •  Turn the shower temperature down: Rinse your hair in cold water after you wash and condition to lock in moisture and increase the shine!

What cold weather tricks do you use to keep your frizz to a minimum and your hairs moisture to a maximum?

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Many of us look forward to snow and cold temperatures suitable for skiing, but none of us enjoy the constant static, frizzed hair and breakages caused by the dry winter air.

For the next 3 weeks we will be offering some tips to limit the damage to your hair during the winter months.

Week 1 Tips:

  • Wear a beanie, hat, or scarf to protect your hair from the wind and cold temperatures. Hair is similar to our skin when exposed to wind and cold air and it can dry out if it is not properly protected.
  •  Do not go outside when your hair is wet. If temperatures are cold enough, your hair could freeze and break off.

Don’t end up like this guy!

Leave your feedback and let us know if any of these tips have worked for you!

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